6/20/2011 1:44 PM
Jenny Sanders, DPM (a former ProLab Medical Consultant) wrote a great article on high heels published this month in Podiatry Today. The following is the introduction to the article:
While podiatrists strongly advise patients to avoid wearing high heels, the reality is many patients will continue to wear them. With this in mind, this author emphasizes patient education on ensuring optimal fit and support, reviews key features to promote better stability, and discusses helpful shoe modifications.
The only thing in the article that I would take issue with is the section on custom high heel orthoses. I have had good success with using the cobra orthosis in high heels, as long as the patient makes sure that the orthotic is in the shoe when she is buying the shoe.
You can read Dr. Sanders article on high heels here.